|From:||Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 26, 2004, 17:21|
> 'unscathed'? doesn't _scathed_ imply great damage? and given that Islamic
>Spain was more tolerant of free-thinkers and plurality of religions...I'd
>say that Islamic Spain was the one that escaped unscathed...up until the
>Inquisition's predecessors arrived to "liberate" the place.
You're talking to someone who has read (a few) histories in Spanish
describing the glorious reconquista. No offence was meant but its easy
for me to fall into thinking of the Christians as the good side in that
particular war. :) In reality of course neither side was that
admirable... as always in war, both sides tend to be lead by the worst,
least scrupulous leaders for the wrong or at least highly immoral
reasons (I'm a cynic when it comes to politics... or religion for that
matter. Especially religion).